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Fri January 10, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: January 10, 2014

KPFA reporter sentenced to community service… Federal Court hears cannabis case Tuesday… Fourth California reform initiative filed… Credit card companies look the other way… Participate in national survey… and more.

COPS & COURTS

KPFA reporter Jose Gutierrez received a sentence of 300 hours of community service and five years probation today in Oakland Federal Court. He was charged with making inflammatory personal statements against police outside Oaksterdam University in Oakland when federal agents raided the facility in 2012. Read more about the case here[Source: Phone call with Sarah Shrader, legal assistant with attorney E.D. Lerman.]

Is medical cannabis a fundamental right? The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco hears arguments Tuesday on this issue. // The Weed Blog

Fresno becomes first California county to ban cultivation, indoors and out // The Fresno Bee

Now there are four versions of  California’s potential Cannabis Reform Act  // SFGate

BUSINESS

Credit card companies toy with honoring dispensary purchases, even though they’re illegal // Wall Street Journal

Uruguay considering cannabis exports, now that it is legal there  // MMJ Daily

Denver Airport moves to ban cannabis – all of it. // USA Today

EVENT

Time for another get-together, next week in San Jose. They call it “America’s Largest Medical Marijuana Mega Show // HempCon

SURVEY

Got a minute? Got two? That’s how long this cannabis customer survey will take to complete. // Marijuana Business Daily

OPINION

 Is half a loaf better than none in marijuana legalization? // SF Weekly

“The way we enforce marijuana laws is unconscionable.” // Washington Post

Colorado’s sky not falling, despite legalizing cannabis // SF Gate

Jon Stewart rants over Bill O’Reilly’s comparison of marijuana use to texting // The Daily Show  "Why can't America be more like the People's Republic of China?"

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